Orange County Rescue Mission Turkey Trot Back on Track to Help Those in Need

By Lynn Hackman
Lynn Hackman
Lynn Hackman
Lynn is a reporter for the Southern California edition of The Epoch Times, based in Orange County. She has enjoyed a 25-year career as a senior-level strategic public relations and contingency planning executive. An editor, blogger, and columnist, Lynn also has experience as a television and radio show producer and host. For six years, she was co-host of Sunday Brunch with Tom and Lynn on KOCI 101.5 FM. She is also active in the Newport Beach community, serving as chair emeritus of the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, among various positions with other local organizations.
November 12, 2021 Updated: November 12, 2021

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM) is planning to hold its 8th Annual Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk in-person after being on hiatus for nearly two years due to COVID-19 shutdowns.

The family-friendly Thanksgiving morning run welcomes walkers and joggers, kids, and dogs to join in the fun. Festive Turkey Day costumes are traditional and racers are encouraged to get creative with their race attire.

The financial goal of the event is to raise enough funds, approximately $44,500, to provide 30,000 meals for hungry and homeless citizens of Orange County. In 2020, OCRM provided 1,579,478 meals to men, women, children and veterans in the community who would otherwise go hungry or be undernourished.

Starting at 8:00 am from OCRM’s Village of Hope campus in Tustin, the course will make its way to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, where racers can pay their respects as they pass by its Peace Officers Memorial, then on to the Tustin Marine Base where they will have up-close and personal views of the huge aircraft hangars still occupying the property.

Participants can register for the 2021 OCRM Turkey Trot at www.turkeytrotoc.org, through Nov. 23 at noon.

Lynn Hackman
Lynn is a reporter for the Southern California edition of The Epoch Times, based in Orange County. She has enjoyed a 25-year career as a senior-level strategic public relations and contingency planning executive. An editor, blogger, and columnist, Lynn also has experience as a television and radio show producer and host. For six years, she was co-host of Sunday Brunch with Tom and Lynn on KOCI 101.5 FM. She is also active in the Newport Beach community, serving as chair emeritus of the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, among various positions with other local organizations.